WorldSkills 2017 will be held in AbuDhabi and India has just selected representative candidates under Electronics category. Since this is a highly competitive event held at the international level, a series of electronics skills championships were conducted in India that ended on 1st July 2017. The final qualifiers will represent India at the Worldskills 2017, an International skill tournament popularly known as “Skill Olympics” in the world. The selection of the winner was announced in an event in Delhi on 4th July 2017.
Winner : Harsha Prabakaran from Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai Runner up: Sumir Kumar Jha from Delhi
Harsha Prabakaran from Chennai bagged the opportunity to represent the nation in electronics category at the Worldskills 2017 while Sumir Kumar Jha from Delhi became the runner up. Harsha Prabakaran,an electronics engineer is a graduate from Chennai Institute Of Technology, Chennai and believes that “ Skills play an important role and students should focus upon enhancing their electronics skill by working on live projects.”
The Championship was organized by Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) with support of Emtech Foundation and hosted by Delhi Technological University, New Delhi. The two contenders proved their mettle over a 17-hour task, which included schematic design, PCB design, embedded system programming, fault finding, repair and measurement. After a tough competition, Harsha Prabakaran won the title and made his way for the final competition.
The valedictory ceremony of the four day event took place on 1st July and witnessed the presence of Chief Guest Sh. Manoj Kumar, Director , Department of Technical Training & Education (DTTE) , Prof. S.K.Garg, Pro-Vice Chancellor,DTU, Sh. N.K. Mohapatra, CEO-ESSCI,Sh. Yogender Pal Singh, Expert-Electronics ,Sh. Naveen Kumar,T echnical Consultant-ESSCI and faculty members of university and students.The dignitaries congratulated the winner and motivated them to work harder.
For the final showdown, the winner will be trained at international electronics manufacturing firms to meet the standards of the Worldskills which will take place in Abu Dhabi during October this year. The final selected candidate will be felicitated by Hon’ble Prime minister Sh. Narender Modi on 15th July, the World Youth Skills day.
Worldskills being an international platform witnesses participation from over 77 countries across the globe in 50 different skills.